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The Resource Behind the Lawrence legend : the forgotten few who shaped the Arab revolt, Philip Walker

Behind the Lawrence legend : the forgotten few who shaped the Arab revolt, Philip Walker

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Behind the Lawrence legend : the forgotten few who shaped the Arab revolt
Title
Behind the Lawrence legend
Title remainder
the forgotten few who shaped the Arab revolt
Statement of responsibility
Philip Walker
Title variation
Forgotten few who shaped the Arab revolt
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Language
eng
Summary
"T. E. Lawrence became world-famous as 'Lawrence of Arabia' after helping Sherif Hussein of Mecca gain independence from Turkey during the Arab Revolt of 1916-18. His achievements, however, would have been impossible without the unsung efforts of a forgotten band of fellow officers and spies. This groundbreaking account by Philip Walker interweaves the compelling stories of Colonel Cyril Wilson and a colorful supporting cast with the narrative of Lawrence and the desert campaign. These men's lost tales provide a remarkable and fresh perspective on Lawrence and the Arab Revolt. While Lawrence and others blew up trains in the desert, Wilson and his men carried out their shadowy intelligence and diplomatic work. His deputies rooted out anti-British soldiers who were trying to sabotage the revolt. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Lionel Gray, a cipher officer, provided a gateway into unknown aspects of the revolt through his previously unpublished photographs and eyewitness writings. Wilson's crucial influence underpinned all these missions and steadied the revolt on a number of occasions when it could have collapsed. Without Wilson and his circle there would have been no 'Lawrence of Arabia.' Wilson's band mostly fell through the cracks of history into obscurity. Behind the Lawrence Legend reveals their vital impact and puts Lawrence's efforts into context, helping to set the record straight for one of the most beguiling and iconic characters of the twentieth century."--Publisher description
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Walker, Philip
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Arab Revolt (Arab countries : 1916-1918)
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • Arab countries
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Military campaigns
  • Arab countries
  • Middle East
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Behind the Lawrence legend : the forgotten few who shaped the Arab revolt, Philip Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1027493136
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 284 pages
Isbn
9780198802273
Lccn
2017933788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1027493136
Label
Behind the Lawrence legend : the forgotten few who shaped the Arab revolt, Philip Walker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1027493136
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 284 pages
Isbn
9780198802273
Lccn
2017933788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1027493136

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